Eight police constables serving in two police stations, Hosahalli in Kudligi taluk and Tambralli in Hagari Bommanahalli taluk, were placed under suspension on charges of collecting ‘Dasara mamool’. Collection of mamool during Dasara festivities has been in vogue for several years. Ayudha Puja is performed on a grand scale in all police stations. Chandragupta, Superintendent of Police, has said that following complaints from the public that eight police constables were collecting ‘Dasara mamool’, and a preliminary inquiry, the accused had been suspended. — Staff Correspondent